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The Bakken Museum

3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
+1 612-926-3878
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Great little museum, with lots of interactive exhibits--for kids and adults. Wonderful insights and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Interesting, Interactive, Charming

My 6 yr old grandson had visited the Bakken Museum with his school & was keen to take me. We took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
evelynhazzard
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Toronto, Canada
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The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum, with lots of interactive exhibits--for kids and adults. Wonderful insights and history of electricity and medicine. In a beautiful old mansion, like Frankenstein's castle.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 6 yr old grandson had visited the Bakken Museum with his school & was keen to take me. We took the bus & had a nice walk by a lake to get there. It's in an old mansion & part of a lovely neighbourhood....More

Thank evelynhazzard
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Very interesting museum about electricity. There are a lot of interactive exhibits in a historic mansion. The drawback is that there are a many objects in cases with no explanation as to what they are. Take your kids to the Frankenstein exhibit for Halloween.

Thank Robin T
Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Robin, thank you for your visit! We appreciate the feedback and will let our exhibits team know.

Reviewed August 17, 2017

Nice museum on electricity. Kids will have fun with the interactive exhibits and Frankenstein/Mary Shelley exhibits. The West Winds Mansion that contains the museum is beautiful - don't miss the garden. The museum itself is just off the Lake Calhoun bike path and has a...More

Thank MilwaukeeCraig
Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Craig, thank you for visiting the museum! We're glad you had a good time, and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 31, 2017

This is a fabulous, hands-on museum for kids and adults alike! Earl Bakken's collection is amazing for all! Don't miss the Frankenstein exhibit that started Bakken's obsession with electricity! A must-see!

Thank Jen S
Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you for your visit, Jen! We're glad you had a good time and hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 28, 2017

We had a fun time at the Bakken museum. It's an interesting look into the history of and inventions with electricity, including hands-on activities for young and old (do you like a mild shock, or having your hair stand on end, or participating in an...More

2  Thank JennJ15
Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Jenn thank you for sharing your experience! Make sure to check out some of our exciting new exhibits and events this fall.

Reviewed June 12, 2017

Beautiful historic building -- incredible interior finish. Outstanding short show capturing the Frankenstein story. Very informative / interactive electric science displays appropriate for all ages.

2  Thank Karl R
Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting, Karl. We hope you come again!

Reviewed May 12, 2017

This is a small science museum that has some interesting exhibits. It is a fun way to fill and hour or two if you are with kids or a kid-at-heart.

3  Thank Karen R
Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you Karen! We have a new exhibit and some fun summer and fall events, stay tuned to our website, social media or through our enewsletter for details!

Reviewed April 15, 2017

I brought my then 6 year old son here once. He loved the interactivity of the museum as well as the exhibits about sound.

3  Thank lbhtd
Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a new Science Studios theme coming up that is all about waves (shock, sound, brain) so be sure to come visit again!

Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Not busy, so kids received a ton of one on one time with the volunteers. Mr. Awesome was just that, he spent a great deal of time in the Benjamin Franklin room with my 10&7 year old. They had an...More

3  Thank Sarah H
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